Ruth Mora Izturriaga
Birthplace: Latin America
Based location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ruth A. Mora Izturriaga (Latin American)
Ruth Mora Izturriaga is a Latin American educator and visual artist based in Toronto. Ruth holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela, a master of architecture from the University of Toronto, and a master of fine arts in new forms emphasis with honours from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2006 she has been a guest lecturer at the Pratt Institute, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Toronto. She has received many grants and awards, including the 2022 Ontario Arts Council craft projects grant, the Master of Fine Arts Outstanding Merit award from Pratt Institute (2013), and the Master of Fine Arts Pratt Circle from Pratt Institute. She is a member of the SUMOfc art collective, dedicated to designing and producing art through interdisciplinary concepts.
Ruth Mora Izturriaga’s studio work is focused on inhabitable sculptures, installations, and printmaking. Through design, she references anatomic images and nature to allow spatial experiences. Ruth has showcased the installation Impermanence in collaboration with Michèle Guevara (2023) for Design TO at the Clay Space Studio window in Toronto, the Other Art Fair (2018) presented by Saatchi in Brooklyn, New York, and Comfort Food in collaboration with Michèle Guevara (2017) at Dylan Ellis Gallery as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival in Toronto.
Ruth Mora Izturriaga press release solo exhibition Roots, Open Studio’s Project Space, Toronto, 2023
Ruth Mora Izturriaga MFA Pratt Institute solo exhibition, video installation Feeling Time, Myrtle Hall, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 2013
Ruth Mora Izturriaga MFA Pratt Institute solo exhibition, video installation Feeling Time, NYCxDesign, New York, 2013
Ruth Mora Izturriaga collective exhibition If You Build It: In Sugar Hill, art installation Ignorance and Indifference, curated by No Longer Empty and in collaboration with Art In Flux, No Longer Empty, New York, 2014
Ruth Mora Izturriaga collective exhibition Are We Already Gone? Artists on the Art of Leaving, FlickerLab Exhibition, curated by Negin Sharifzadeh, New York, 2014
Ruth Mora Izturriaga press release by DBDBD NY, collective exhibition Are We Already Gone? Artists on the Art of Leaving, FlickerLab Exhibition, curated by Negin Sharifzadeh, New York, 2014
Ruth Mora Izturriaga collective exhibition Bigger than you, silkscreen projection, curated by Grayson Cox, Kunsthalle Galapagos Gallery, New York, 2012
Ruth Mora Izturriaga interview by Michael Madjus “Work from Home with SUMO Projects”, Design TO, 2020
Ruth Mora Izturriaga and Gaston Soucy video interview by Lorena TV, 2020
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Published work about Ruth Mora Izturriaga
Ruth Mora Izturriaga press release by Laura Skudder, “The Other Art Fair Brooklyn: Frames and Stretchers & Art Delivery VANs 5 Unmissable Artists”, CANVAS blog, 2018
Ruth Mora Izturriaga design for On Site 23 Simple things publication, 2010
Ruth Mora Izturriaga press release Design TO, Toronto, 2023
List of Grants, Awards and Projects
Ruth Mora Izturriaga press release window installation Impermanence, Clay Space Studio, Toronto, Design TO, Toronto, 2023